Unknown and dreadful things go on in your legs, strange prickings
and tinglings and dartings up and down, a sudden terrifying numbness, when you think they must have dropped off but are afraid to look, then renewed and fiercer prickings
, shootings, and burnings.
He despised Griffiths for his apologies, he had no patience with his prickings
of conscience: one could do a dastardly thing if one chose, but it was contemptible to regret it afterwards.
When they reached the village, the Hazel-nut child left off pricking
the horse, and the poor tired creature pursued its way at a snail's pace.
THE stickleback floundered about the boat, pricking
and snapping until he was quite out of breath.
He then caused all the duennas of the palace, those that are here present, to be brought before him; and after having dwelt upon the enormity of our offence, and denounced duennas, their characters, their evil ways and worse intrigues, laying to the charge of all what I alone was guilty of, he said he would not visit us with capital punishment, but with others of a slow nature which would be in effect civil death for ever; and the very instant he ceased speaking we all felt the pores of our faces opening, and pricking
us, as if with the points of needles.
"'A gentle Knight was pricking
on the plain,' etc."
But when she was there beside the sea, absolutely alone, she cast the unpleasant, pricking
garments from her, and for the first time in her life she stood naked in the open air, at the mercy of the sun, the breeze that beat upon her, and the waves that invited her.
It was sure to be brought plain by one of those arrows which cloud the air and are constantly pricking
, dis- covering, proclaiming those things which are willed to be forever hidden.
The figure at the stake was very still, yet the black warriors were but pricking
The borzois jumped up, jerking the rings of the leashes and pricking
Michael sat on his haunches, the length of his lower jaw resting on Daughtry's knee, the while his eyes dilated, contracted and glowed, his ears ever pricking
and repricking to listen, his stump tail thumping ecstatically on the floor.
Even Gog and Magog have an air of pricking
up their ears to hear the footsteps of unseen guests.